The Journal of Social Psychology: Call for Executive Editor

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Call for Executive Editor

The Journal of Social Psychology



1 October 2021

About the Role

Invitation for Applications for Executive Editor for The Journal of Social Psychology.

Because of the forthcoming retirement of two Executive Editors for The Journal of Social Psychology (Impact Factor: 2.7), the remaining Executive Editorial Team (Bradley Okdie, Incoming Managing Editor; Cynthia Willis-Esqueda and William “Ivey” Mackenzie, Executive Editors) seek motivated and qualified academics interested in serving in the role of Executive Editor for a 3-year contract beginning January 2022.

Executive Editors at The Journal of Social Psychology guide advancement of the journal throughout the review process. They determine whether a manuscript will be sent to reviewers and send prompt decision letters for manuscripts that are desk rejected. For manuscripts sent for review, Executive Editors identify reviewers, then make interim and final decisions that synthesize available reviewer comments. Over the course of a single year, Executive Editors manage between 100–125 manuscripts. Executive Editors are expected to complete their tasks in a timely and professional manner and to attend quarterly conference calls.

Executive Editors should be established researchers in their field of inquiry with multiple publications in top tiered journals. Prospective Executive Editors should have extensive reviewing experience as a Consulting Editor or similar role, with a preference for individuals with prior experiences as Associate or Executive Editors. Additionally, although Executive Editors often oversee manuscripts that are outside their primary specialty area, we try to match manuscripts as closely as possible. To that end, we welcome applicants with wide expertise, but we are primarily interested in individuals with backgrounds including one or more of the following specialty areas or skill sets: (a) Groups, (b) Stereotyping, Prejudice, and Stigma, (b) Quantitative Expertise including Multilevel Modeling (c) Organizational Behavior, (c) Volunteerism, (d) Morality, and (e) Psychology and Law.

Benefits: Executive Editors receive a modest stipend that will be determined partly by the number on the final board. Editors also receive gratis online access and print copies of JSP.

Submitting Your Application

You are invited to submit an expression of interest in the form of an email or brief letter to:

Bradley Okdie ([email protected])

Further information and/or interviews may be requested as part of the application process.
We will review materials starting on October 1st 2021 and continue until the positions are filled. We are interested in two new board members depending on interest and qualifications. Please address any questions to Brad Okdie.

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Since John Dewey and Carl Murchison founded it in 1929, The Journal of Social Psychology has published original empirical research in all areas of basic and applied social psychology. Most articles report laboratory or field research in core areas of social and organizational psychology including the self and social identity, person perception and social cognition, attitudes and persuasion, social influence, consumer behavior, decision making, groups and teams, stereotypes and discrimination, interpersonal attraction and relationships, prosocial behavior, aggression, organizational behavior, leadership, and cultural psychology.